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Holesgrove 1, Gruber 0.

Build - Windows 8 Preview [21]

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After Microsoft‘s second big reveal of Windows 8 at the Microsoft Build conference yesterday, we were all treated to a big serving of humble pie on John Gruber‘s Daring Fireball website this morning as a result.

That delicious treat, of course, was Gruber doing a big backtrack from his earlier argument about “Why Windows 8 is fundamentally flawed as a response to the iPad“. This was a post that I wrote a counter-argument for which drew me into an ‘Apple vs Microsoft’ style argument that I didn’t care for but nonetheless got a lot of people’s attention.

Intel are making the ultimate System on a Chip (SoC)

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Image via CrunchBase

Everyone’s saying that Intel‘s purchase of McAfee for $7.7 billion makes no sense and that it says all sorts of things about the vote of confidence (or lack thereof) placed in Microsoft and its products.

These people are idiots. Not only are Intel geniuses and their recent acquisition spree is an exciting development for the entire IT industry (and mobile in particular), but one of the biggest winners of Intel’s new strategy is Microsoft. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that Intel’s new strategy that they are executing might very well be the piece of history that people look back on in ten years and say was what defined computing this decade and put Microsoft back in the game. Seriously.

Stay with me on this one.

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